Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Chloé van Soeterstède conductor
Tai Murray violin
‘Free but Happy’: that’s the motto that Johannes Brahms coded into the notes of his Third Symphony, and from its epic opening to its final, radiant sunset, it’s unmistakably the work of a Romantic with a capital R – the perfect climax to a concert that begins amid the wind and waves of the Hebrides, in Mendelssohn’s much-loved overture. You can practically taste the sea-spray. And then our charismatic guest conductor Chloé van Soeterstède joins forces with the ‘spellbinding’ (The Guardian) violinist Tai Murray to rediscover the Violin Concerto by Brahms’s great friend Dvořák: songs, dances, and soaring melodies.